A Top Innovator

Winter 2020

Archana Venkataraman

Archana Venkataraman, a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named to the 2019 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 list.

Venkataraman develops new machine learning algorithms to better understand, diagnose, and treat debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. Her algorithms blend insights from neurology and psychiatry with techniques from signal processing, probabilistic modeling, nonlinear optimization, and network theory.

Though Venkataraman’s research spans a variety of disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease, MIT Technology Review lauded her work on detecting and pinpointing the sources of epileptic seizures in the brain as “groundbreaking.”